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July 2010

  • Distribution numbers involved in IT transactions drop

    The number of distributors being used as part of the IT supply chain is in decline as resellers look to consolidate the suppliers they work with. According to a survey of IT distribution from GfK ...

  • Smack my bus up; Daisy brings home musical souvenir

    Acquisitive Lancashire-based comms firm Daisy has made another addition to its growing portfolio in the form of a 59-year old Routemaster London bus. The classic Routemaster bus formerly belonged t...

  • Cable & Wireless to cut on public sector fears

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide(CWW)is to up its cost cutting drive as the ongoing furore over public sector cuts under the coalition government gives its board the jitters. The UK-based comms provi...

  • IBM services organisation takes a hammering

    IBM has caused concernon Wall Street after revealing that new services contract signings for its fiscal Q2 were down 12% to $12.3bn at actual rates, indicative of a trend picked up onin Big Blue's ...

  • When is a threshold not worth having?

    When you hear things about Symantec reducing its threshold on its SME specialisation from $100,000 to just $10,000 it makes you wonder why you bother having a threshold at all. Clearly the bar was...

  • HP launches QuickPage after concluding UK pilot

    by Billy MacInnes HP has launched its QuickPage packaged managed print service for SMB customers in the UK following the completion of a pilot programme earlier in the year. The "all-inclusi...

  • Symantec opens up SME channel specialisation

    Symantec has lowered the entry requirements for its small business specialisation to make it appeal to a wider number of resellers. Those signing up for the specialisation get financial incentives...

  • Welch rocks up at Azlan to lead product marketing

    Azlan has tempted Simon Welch out of a brief retirement with the offer of becoming its product marketing director. The appointment of the enterprise distribution veteran is likely to raise a few e...

  • Sophos reveals appetite for tougher penalities for data loss

    Despite potential fines of half a million pounds from the Information Commissioner's Office for failing to protect data and prevent leaks many firms think the penalties don't go far enough. Accord...

  • Nokia Siemens buys Motorola wireless business for $1.2bn

    Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)has today splashed out $1.2bn (£784m) on Motorola's wireless networking infrastructure business in yet another networking mega-deal. The deal, which was mooted in ...

  • UK business missing out on social media opportunities

    Reluctance among British businesses to follow the lead of the US is leading companies to miss out on social media-enabled interaction with customers and employees, according to a comparative global...

  • June business failure rate rises in Scotland

    Evidence of a growing disparity between north and south has emerged in the latest business insolvency figures from financial services house Experian, which highlighted growing numbers of business f...

  • Gartner sets out IT maintenance code of conduct

    On the back of setting out rights for cloud customers Gartner has now done the same for those users wondering what they should expect from IT maintenance specialists. With a fair bit of the channe...

  • I'll call you back, I'm in Mongolia

    I've always thought the term mobile workerto besomething of a misnomer. Most of them, it seems to me, are actually sitting at a desk in a spare upstairs bedroom, or on a nice day, in the garden. Ev...

  • Sage appoints CEO from within to replace Walker

    Sage has concluded the search for a CEO by choosing an internal candidate to replace the outgoing Paul Walker who leaves the vendor later this year. Guy Berruyer, who is currently CEO of Sage's ma...

  • Analysis: A streaming World Cup

    News analysis Streaming of major sporting events puts networks under strain and IT suppliers must be ready, says Amro GebreelWith the World Cup one of the first major sporting events to be streamed...

  • Polycom powers to new record quarter

    Video, telepresence and voice comms specialist Polycom has broken its previous quarterly sales record, set back in April, after posting revenues of $295m (£191.7m)for the three months to the ...

  • CRM the tool to helping small business expand

    Every big business was a small business once. Therefore, selling to the present-day minnows will put you in pole position for selling to ­tomorrow's whales, writes Paul Clapham. They won't all ...

  • KCOM tells shareholders profitability is the aim

    KCOM has told shareholders at its AGM this morning that it expects to return to growth this year and has sorted out confusion with its pension scheme. At a meeting this morning the company will st...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 16 July 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days; Government ends £80m Microsoft licensing deal with NHS The coalition government scrapped the nine-year Connectin...